Recently, I've convinced my SO that switching to Ubuntu would be a good idea, given that she was fed up with Windows. She had already tried it under Wubi, and everything went smooth. However, this time around, the OS doesn't seem to believe she has a wireless card. It worked a few times, and if she reboots it 5 or 6 times, it will eventually work. I suspected the hardware button was to blame, but there is no option on the BIOS to enable wireless, and the key combination (Fn+F8) doesn't seem to do anything.
I have been googling for a few hours, to no avail. All the commands I tried that listed hardware didn't list any wireless hardware, and the "activate wireless" text doesn't appear on network manager. Personally, it sounds like a driver issue, but I really can't tell, since it seems to work intermittently.
I have the machine nearby, in case you guys need me to run any commands.
So, any suggestions?
Maybe I should surrender and do a 32bit install?
Thanks a lot in advance!
(PS: the laptop is this one.)